I just returned from attending the 2013 Automate show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Despite the frigid temperatures outside, I was impressed by the crowds inside warming up to the latest robotics technology.
AVON LAKE, OH—The future of manufacturing is not in assembly line workers producing the same item over and over, but in full customization and automation. Or, at least, that is the way of thinking for Matt Hlavin, president of Thogus Products here.
FORT COLLINS, CO—Robert Harvey disputes the claim that robots are job killers. In fact, the sales manager at custom automation supplier CBW Automation says it’s the opposite—robots keep U.S. companies competitive.